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Anchors Michael Aron and Jim Hooker greet as they finish the final news broadcast at New Jersey Network - Trenton, NJ - Jun 30, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Network Fades To Black

The station, launched 40 years ago by lawmakers who felt neglected by Philadelphia and New York television news, was closed Thursday by politicians, including Gov. Chris Christie, who believe the state has no business in the broadcasting business.

07/01/2011

Thirteen/WNET President Neal Shapiro and Gov. Chris Christie at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jun 6, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

New York’s WNET Will Take Over New Jersey Network

Saying that New Jersey doesn’t need and cannot afford its own television station, Gov. Christie on Monday announced a deal that calls for transfer operations of the state-owned New Jersey Network.

06/06/2011